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Byron Family Papers


Byron Family Papers
Byron Family
Collection number:
66.00 linear feet
Bulk dates:
circa 1880s-1920s; 1938-1942; circa 1960s-1970s
Inclusive dates:
circa 1860s-1993
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

The Byron Family Papers cover the period from the 1860s through the 1990s, with several sections of materials with bulk dates of the 1880s to the 1920s, 1938-1942, and the 1960s-1970s. The collection consists of personal and professional papers of the family and ancestors of William Devereux Byron II (1895-1941) and Katharine McComas Edgar Byron (1903-1976). The personal papers of this collection include correspondence, photographs, sheet music; memorabilia, blueprints of and information about Byron family properties, and newspaper clippings of social activities, birth and wedding announcements, and obituaries of Byron family members. The professional papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, business papers, and memorabilia and photographs related to the Byron family's political careers, the W. D. Byron & Sons Tannery, and the W. H. Edgar & Sons Sugar Company.

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Byron Family Papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

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This collection has been minimally processed. A brief finding aid/inventory is available.